More than twenty people have died and hundreds are wounded in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Tahrir Square. CFR senior fellow Steven A. Cook, author of The Struggle for Egypt, discusses the Egyptian military, the upcoming parliamentary elections, and the implications of this violence.
Ricardo Salinas, chairman and founder of Grupo Salinas, discusses the state of poverty, democracy, free enterprise, and rule of law in Latin America, and the prospects for its relationship with the United States.
Speakers: Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel Presider: Megan McArdle
Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel discuss the future of the international news media, including the proliferation of media outlets, their changing business models, and the effects the new media landscape has on an informed public.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan provides an overview of the global debt crisis in the first session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: Europe's Debt, America's Deficit: The Crisis of the Rich World.
Jacob J. Lew, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, analyzes the effect of the political gridlock in Washington on fiscal policies, and discusses the domestic deficit challenges faced by the White House.
CFR Senior Fellow Steven Cook assess the insecurity and unrest in Egypt as the country prepares for parliamentary elections in November. Cook, who was in Cairo when the revolt broke out, has recently authored The Struggle for Egypt—a new book providing one of the first historical analyses explaining the reasons behind the uprising.